An OnDemand Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) refers to a battery system with the ability to store different types of energy, such as wind or solar power, and then release the energy for later use when needed. The battery technology helps mitigate the intermittency of solar, wind, or other renewable resources, and provides a mechanism to store excess energy that is generated when demand is low. With high demand, or for example, when it’s raining and there’s no sun for generating renewable power, the battery can provide the supply. By participating in OnDemand Battery Energy Storage programs, clients can lower their electricity use when demand is high to earn more significant energy savings.
OnDemand Battery Energy Storage systems are more complex than typical household batteries. Using algorithms, the intelligent battery software coordinates energy production. The software also uses computerized control systems to decide when to store power versus sending it back into the grid. With this energy storage system, power will release during peak demand times to keep energy levels consistent while lowering costs.